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Monday, 25 May 2015

tl;dr Personal update

Just before I go to bed, as I look out my window across a dark city with lots of bright lights, I thought I'd update y'all (*inwardly cringes*) about the life according to Joe.

In the last few months I've undergone some major shifts in my life, shifts that in about ten years time will seem like minor road blocks but at the moment feel enormous. I have discovered politics. I have discovered words like "societal" and "objective", words I have always known but have recently changed my view on life (If you know, you know). I have discovered Philosophy. I have discovered a "Yes" attitude, which sounds corny as fuck but basically amounts to me, a normally introverted person with my free time, going to any gig I can, meeting up with people I don't really know that well, trying new things and doing stuff I'd have never dreamed of doing twelve months ago.

I've found out that I really love old books and old languages. I've spent the vast majority of my money this year on books, books and more books. I sleep, exhausted and hungry on a pile of paper. I haven't eaten for months but damn, I know a lot about the Peloponnesian war. (I'm joking, I'm joking, I'm not exhausted)

On this date, I have an exam on the 27th, then two exams next week, and then I will spend a week around the lovely city of Cardiff, seeing friends and probably drinking a lot of alcohol before I'll go back to sunny Bugbrooke and resume an acquaintance with all things village life. I think the price of vodka will hit me the most.

I still smoke, I still drink (damn you drink a lot at university) but I have met a whole bunch of people who I'm almost certain I will know for the rest of my life. The crippling debt almost feels worth it.

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